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The Canadiens lead all NHL clubs in attendance with 21,273 fans per game, with their record sellout streak at Bell Centre extending back to Jan. 8, 2004. The Lightning are seeing the biggest jump at the gate among all teams, up 12.8% during the first full season of Jeff Vinik's ownership. The Penguins are seeing gains during their first season at Consol Energy Center, as home attendance is up 6.8% compared to the same period a year ago. The Islanders' attendance is down 17.6% at Nassau Coliseum, the sharpest drop among all NHL clubs. Listed below is attendance for NHL Eastern Conference clubs through Jan. 17, with comparisons to the same period a year ago. Also see figures for NHL Western Conference teams (THE DAILY).NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH JAN. 17HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS
Sabres22402,82218,31098.0%18,436-0.7%26 Senators24438,21118,25995.3%17,9052.0%27 Penguins24437,20918,217100.7%17,0646.8%23 Rangers23414,83218,03699.1%18,200-0.9%26 Bruins23403,99517,565100.0%17,2711.7%24 Lightning19322,15316,95585.8%15,02512.8%22 Hurricanes20312,06515,60383.5%14,7176.0%24 Panthers22334,01315,18289.1%15,291-0.7%22 Devils22312,49914,20580.6%15,053-5.6%23 Thrashers23295,50712,84869.3%13,395-4.1%22 Islanders21212,35010,11262.3%12,273-17.6%22 E.C. TOTALS3385,751,52817,01691.9%16,9470.4%355 NHL TOTALS68211,575,99816,97492.3%16,9380.2%722
NOTES: Attendance figures for the NHL European Premiere Series games, which included home games for the Wild, Hurricanes, Blue Jackets, Bruins, Sharks and Coyotes, have been replaced with the respective teams' home capacity. All NHL attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.